Browser Faceoff: How Much Faster Is Microsoft Edge Compared To Chrome?

Microsoft’s official web browser for Windows has long been derided for being glacially slow; especially when compared to leaner rivals like Google Chrome. All that could be set to change with the release of Windows 10, however. If Microsoft can be believed, its new Edge browser is a whopping 112% faster than Chrome.

In a recent Windows blog post, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul boasted about Edge’s significant performance gains over Google Chrome in its benchmarks:

The Edge team has been continuing to optimize performance since first adding the new browser to Windows 10. In this build, Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks:

  • On WebKit Sunspider, Edge is 112% faster than Chrome
  • On Google Octane, Edge is 11% faster than Chrome
  • On Apple JetStream, Edge is 37% faster than Chrome

We’re really pleased with those performance gains and we hope that you’ll enjoy faster browsing with Microsoft Edge along with the many great features we’ve added over the last several builds.

As mentioned above, the speed face-off was conducted using benchmarks developed by Microsoft’s rivals; Google Octane, Apple JetStream and WebKit Sunspider. Not too shabby!

If these results can be replicated in the final release, we may have a new king of the browsers on our hands. Your move, Google.

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